Playworks for every kid

Playworks Washington, D.C.
Harnessing the power of play to strengthen our kids, schools and communities.

"Playworks promotes effective and purposeful play that allows for a great physical release for students and permits students to better focus on academics.”

Mari Duggard, Center City PCS-Brightwood Campus, Washington, D.C.

Playworks Training
With Playworks Training, learn how to use active play to support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of your kids.

"I have to tell, Principal Mrs. Nelson was so excited to say that her staff team that participated in training had just conducted an afternoon of games for their students. It was an amazing success! She said the children loved it!"

Anne Bond-Gentry, District Behavioral Specialist

Collaboration is in our nature
Every Playworks partnership is customized to meet our partners’ specific goals.

At Mattel, we believe in the power of play and the critical link between play and the healthy development and learning of children. With Playworks as a partner, we can directly and immediately translate that vision into direct impact with thousands of children each year.” 

Diedre Lind, Executive Director, Mattel Children’s Foundation 

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Playworks in Washington, DC

Recess Rock Stars

Meet the individuals and organizations doing their part to ensure that every kid has a place on the playground.

Playworks DC's Powerful Connector
Booz Allen Hamilton
Training Client
Burbank Elementary